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Bay Area National Dance Week kicks off at 12 noon on Friday, April 21, with ?dance anywhere,? when people throughout the Bay Area are encouraged to break into dance wherever they are at noon.

In San Francisco, you can join in on the first ever ?West Coast CONGA LINE?! Dancers, musicians, and anyone who ?feels the beat? are invited to gather at Union Square beginning at 11:30am on April 21 to learn a few Conga steps, and form a Conga line at 12:15pm that will move from Union Square down Market Street toward the Embarcadero.

Start at the beginning or join in anywhere along the route, finishing up with a dance party at Justin Herman Plaza. Whether you dance for a living or are on a break from the office, join in and kick up your heels to the Conga beat! (You can just show up and join in, or you can RSVP by contacting Mica at BANDW, [email protected], 510/593-4447.)

The eighth annual Bay Area National Dance Week gives a wide-angle view of the many and varied styles of dance practiced in the Bay Area, which boasts one of the largest, most active and thriving dance communities in the country. Ranging from established company programs to one-time events, the week?s programs offer an opportunity for dancers and dance-lovers of all ages to take a grand international tour of many movement styles, including ballet, modern dance, Argentine tango, folk dance, jazz, hip hop, fire dancing, Samba, belly dance, aerial dance, African dance, contact improv, and more. The many companies and organizations offering free classes, performances, and rehearsals during Bay Area National Dance Week range from school dance programs to highly acclaimed professional companies, with programs in San Francisco, San Jose, the East Bay, North Bay and neighboring communities.

A complete schedule of offerings is available in the 2006 BANDW Event Guide distributed throughout the Bay Area and online at

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Added by ericsf7 on April 17, 2006

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